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The Widow's War by Sally Cabot Gunning
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I loved reading this book--it quickly became very obsessive. Most of the time, I read books in snatches here and there, easily setting my book down to attend to the needs of the day; but this book grabbed me and wouldn't permit me to let it go. I postponed dinner and waved my children away: let me finish! I rooted for Lyddie from the first chapter, and I was caught up in her plight for independence, rights and freedom. Acknowledging that my rooting may be influenced by my modern woman's perspective, I nevertheless felt that Gunning stayed true to her 18th century tale--it was an insightful bit of early American historical fiction, and never rang false.
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Tonya You've piqued my interest! I enjoy 18th century lit and historial fiction. I will have to add this book to my must reads. I enjoy your reviews too. ~~Tonya


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